I think as a society we make many parents feel a lot of anxiety for their baby’s arrival because they believe so many things must be perfect before baby is born.
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If you’re considering natural childbirth or are interested in getting a thorough childbirth education, Bradley classes are for you! In my classes, I cover pregnancy nutrition, exercise, how to write a birth plan, the physiology of pregnancy and birth, the stages of labor, avoiding unnecessary intervention, variations and complications, informed consent, natural pain management and relaxation techniques, the postpartum period, and breastfeeding — as well as how your spouse, partner, friend, or family member can “coach” you through labor. Please contact me for more information about classes at 817-253-7990 or [email protected] — or visit www.bradleybirth.com/brianablake for more information about me, my classes, and my decision to become a childbirth educator. I’d love to hear from you! My next class is starting soon, so don’t miss out! Contact me with questions or to register.
When I had to get out of the tub, I was given a choice: to have my amniotic sac artificially ruptured, or to continue on dilated at seven and a half centimeters. I didn’t know what to do. My birthing plan was known to all in the room. This was not a part of the […]
The fact that we now have the technology to isolate this fetal DNA from a blood sample from mom and reliably test for common genetic issues is even more fascinating. The implications of this are very personal to me, not just as an obstetrician, but as a mother who has utilized this testing myself.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would sit down to write this post. Actually, I used to dream about it, but I let that dream go and became content with my reality — that I would only have one child. Shortly after my son turned four, I purged just about all of […]
Naturally, one of the most popular questions asked by full-term pregnant women appears to be: What are the early symptoms of labor? As a seasoned birth-giver, I have decided to make a fool-proof list. If you have any of these symptoms, or none, and you are past 37 weeks, you are guaranteed to begin active […]
Nothing felt natural. Nothing about it was soothing for my baby or myself. I looked at my husband, tears filling my eyes, and said, “I want to bottle feed.”